Category: Yoga and Meditation


Francesca Silva
I’m a Libra, so it’s all about balance for me…except that these days it’s more like IMbalance! We have visitors staying with us again – seven in all this time. My sister and her family left a couple of weeks ago and we had just a few days’ break before Hubby’s cousins came. And while they are wonderful and easy going people, there’s still a lot to do and there are...
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Francesca Silva
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love having my family here. We all get along really well and it’s wonderful to watch Mumsie literally basking in the glow of being surrounded by her whole family. But life is busy and chaotic with a houseful of people. Our days are filled with “what shall we do today?” or “let’s meet up with xxx” or “let’s go to the mall (or the park...
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Magical Medical Tour: Heal

Glenn Wollman
After 30 years in Emergency Medicine and many years as a Medical Guide, it has become apparent that, as a species, we’re much better at getting injured than at healing. Every day, fascination and frustration enter my consciousness while observing people in various stages of dissatisfactory recovery. For example, I treated a young healthy adult who jogged 15 miles each day as part of his training regimen for the police...
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Why Go Down A Dead-end?

Megan Mcdonough
Looking up at the steep hill, I saw the “dead end” sign. Well, I wondered, why should I work that hard to walk up a hill only to turn around and walk back down again? Normally, I would not have wasted the effort. Today was different. Given that I had just dropped my daughter off for a three-hour gymnastics practice and I had to wait for it to be finished...
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Taking the Time to Heal

Christina Souza Ma
It’s been quite a journey these past three months. I still cannot believe what we were able to accomplish in such a short time. First we had the Virtual World Yoga Conference in February. Then last Thursday we held the Encore Event, which was only for a day. (more…)
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Does One Need Savasana?

Christina Souza Ma
savasana.jpgI just read a tweet today about how some individuals leave just before the end of the yoga class - just before savasana (corpse pose). Why would you want to do that? After leading your body and mind through the flow of a yoga class, why would you want to rush out before grounding yourself? This reminds me of how the western world has adapted yoga and other forms of healing arts in such a...
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Yoga in the Wilderness

Francesca Silva
yoga-in-the-wildness.JPGMumsie, hubby and I just returned from our week’s vacation with his family at a log cabin by a lake. We do this family vacation every year - drive for hours and miles into the wilderness to stay at the same cabin by the same lake. There’s no Internet connection (which I love and hubby hates). There’s barely any cell phone connection - it’s one of those “if you’re at the right place at the...
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Concentration Camp

Allistair Santiago
Vipassana-Meditation.JPGI've been thinking a lot recently. There's been a good bit of upheaval and tension in my life, and lately I'm getting the impression that I'm not handling most of it altogether gracefully. I'll not get into the sordid details, but suffice it to say that I've been better. But that's not what I wanted to talk about. I'll deal with my issues in time. What I've been noticing, however, is that much of the...
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Forgotten How to Breathe

Christina Souza Ma
CSM_shivasana_03.06.09.jpgBreathing – what is that? When I went to bed last night, it was pouring rain. Now, if you’re anything like me, the wonderful pitter-patter against the windows and the roof of the house creates such a wonderful symphony of sounds that it seems to rock me to sleep. (more…)
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Hypnosis and Yoga

Paloma Chavez
DC_Hypnosis.jpgLisa Hubler is a certified hypnotherapist and yoga therapist who has been practicing meditation for many years. As the co-founder of Mind Matters Hypnotherapy in Los Angeles, Lisa’s mission is to teach individuals how to “understand and utilize the great power of mind, body and spirit as a unified whole.” (more…)
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